QuEST Announcements



Out & Proud Week: Happy Hour

posted Apr 22, 2013, 10:15 AM by Christian Woods

Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26 marks Out & Proud week at UCSD. Join us on Monday, April 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 for a mixer at Home Plate, on the campus of UCSD. There will be free appetizers, as well as happy hour drink prices. All members are welcome!


HRC/QuEST Toy Drive Social

posted Nov 15, 2012, 2:21 PM by Christian Woods   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 2:25 PM ]

Hey Everyone!

QuEST is teaming up with the San Diego HRC chapter to support the Imperial Court de San Diego's
local Toys for Kids drive. Come network, build community, and socialize with
local HRC members! Please feel free to invite anyone you think may be interested!

WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 7:00-9:00pm
WHERE: Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Avenue, SD 92103

We hope to see you there!




Fall Mixer

posted Oct 12, 2012, 3:00 PM by Christian Woods   [ updated Oct 22, 2012, 3:56 PM ]

QuEST is pleased to announce its Fall happy hour event on Wednesday, October 24! We welcome
faculty, post-docs, grad students, and professionals alike.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-10:00pm
WHERE: SIO Martin Johnson House (T-29)
COST: Free!*
PARKING: Street parking is available on La Jolla Shores Drive (not all
parking lots at SIO accept UCSD permits). UCSD also offers a free shuttle to SIO.
 
Our first event of the season will be on Wednesday, October 24. Come network, build community,
and socialize with like-minded STEM and healthcare professionals from all over San Diego, including
but not limited to TSRI, UCSD, SIO, Salk, Burnham, and other local scientific and technical companies.
We'll be serving complimentary appetizers, beer, and wine at Martin Johnson House (T-29) on the
Scripps Institution of Oceanography's campus.
 
Though not required, we appreciate RSVP's on our Facebook event You can email info@sdquest.us
and/or visit www.sdquest.us for more information. Please pass this message on to anyone
who you think may be interested.
 
We hope to see you all there!
* Sponsored by SIO, Jacobs Graduate Student Council, TSRI Society of Fellows, and the UCSD Office of Graduate Studies.

San Diego Pride!

posted Jul 19, 2012, 2:12 PM by Greg G   [ updated Jul 19, 2012, 2:19 PM ]

Come visit our table this Saturday and Sunday at San Diego pride! We will have free QuEST goodies and are looking forward to recruiting new members.

Below are some pictures from our career panel, which was hopefully the first of many.

2012 QuEST Career Panel


QuEST now on LinkedIn

posted Feb 11, 2012, 11:32 AM by Greg G   [ updated Feb 19, 2012, 10:08 AM ]



Dear QuEST Members:

We're pleased to announce the creation of the QuEST group on LinkedIn!  We hope this group will facilitate networking, collaboration, and professional development among our group and beyond.  Combined with our upcoming career panel, this LinkenIn group will be a great medium in which you can make new contacts and connections.

To join, sign in to your LinkedIn account and search groups for "QuEST: Queer Engineers, Scientists and Technical Professionals."  Hit the link to join the group.

Alternatively, follow this link and request to join: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3957259&trk=anet_ug_hm

Please let me know if you have any difficulties in joining.  Also, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact us at info@sdquest.us.

I look forward to seeing you on March 1st!
 
Mike

QuEST Career Panel & Social

posted Jan 30, 2012, 1:26 PM by Greg G   [ updated Feb 24, 2012, 3:15 PM ]

WHAT: QuEST Career Panel
WHEN: Thursday March 1, 5:30-10pm: panel will be on 6:30-7:30pm, complementary reception before and after
WHERE: Martin Johnson House; T-29, 8840 Biological Grade, La Jolla CA 92037
COST: Free*
PARKING: Street parking only on La Jolla Shores Drive near the pedestrian walk bridge and walk towards the ocean. Martin Johnson house is slightly North (uphill) of the bridge across from the Hydraulics Laboratory

The Queer Engineers, Scientists, and Technical Professionals group seeks to support the careers of and create community among LGBTQ individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical fields. We've organized a career panel to discuss LGBT-related topics with representatives from each of these fields:

Joel Kehle, Senior Manager, Information Technology, Qualcomm
Marta Kutas, PhD. Chair of the Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD
James Nieh, PhD. Vice Chair of the Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, UCSD
Lisa Robinson, Senior QA Engineer, Sony Network Entertainment
Daniel Rogalski, PhD. Associate Professor of Mathematics, UCSD
Michael Todd, PhD. VIce-Chair of Structural Engineering, UCSD
Scott Vandenberg, MD, PhD. Director of Neuropathology, UCSD School of Medicine

The panel will be one hour from 6:30-7:30pm, with complementary appetizers and beer/wine served before and after. Come to SIO's beach house by La Jolla Shores and network with other
LGBTQ professionals in the San Diego community. Allies of course are highly encouraged to attend. Complementary wine/beer/hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

*Sponsored by the Society of Fellows (Scripps Research Institute) and the Graduate Student Association (UC San Diego)

For info, contact: info@sdquest.us

Panel for LGBT UCSD Undergrads

posted Jan 20, 2012, 6:28 PM by Greg G   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 6:42 PM ]

Hey everyone,

The undergraduate LGBT pre health student group at UC San Diego would like to learn more about how to get into graduate school and careers in science and engineering. Consequently, they are inviting graduate students, post-docs, etc to come to their next meeting for a panel. 

They are not just interested in health related science and will be inviting undergraduate students from all STEM majors. 

This is a great way for us to give back to the younger generation! Email the group's leader, Andrew, at lgbtpha@gmail.com or myself (greg@sdquest.us) if you would like more information.

Sincerely,
Greg

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LGBT STEM Graduate School Career Panel

January 31st, Tuesday @ 7PM-8pm in Thurgood Marshall College Room

University of California, San Diego
LGBT Pre-Health Association (LGBTPHA)

The LGBTPHA at UCSD is an organization that provides opportunities to learn about and empower the queer community regarding queer health related issues while supporting one another's endeavors to go to a health professional or graduate school in a welcoming and nurturing environment. Members are not required to be pre-health student.

QuEST's Welcome Back Beachside Networking Event

posted Oct 9, 2011, 11:14 AM by Greg G   [ updated Oct 9, 2011, 11:19 AM ]

***RSVP not required but appreciated. Please RSVP to our facebook event***


We hope you all had a wonderful summer! To welcome our new members and reconnect current ones, QuEST will be hosting another happy hour event on October 20th from 5:30-10pm. We'll also be extending the invitation to attendees of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) National Conference LGBT Symposium held here in San Diego. Our event won't be at Surfside this time, but nearby in the Martin Johnson House; T-29. You can find the map here. 

The QuEST executive committee is currently working on collecting donations from various sources to put on another networking event and to begin outreach programs. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to offer any input, please feel free to contact us at info@sdquest.us. We are currently working on setting up a quarterly newsletter so you can be better kept up to date about QuEST's efforts. Finally, be sure to check out the blog post about our first ever pride booth here. 

Please feel free to forward the following information about our happy hour event:
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San Diego QuEST meet & greet between the Scripps Research Institute, UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sanford-Burnham, Salk Institute, and local biotechs.


WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 5:30-10pm
WHERE: Martin Johnson House; T-29, 8840 Biological Grade, La Jolla CA 92037
COST: Free*
PARKING: Street parking only on La Jolla Shores Drive near the pedestrian walk bridge and walk towards the ocean. Martin Johnson house is slightly North (uphill) of the bridge across from the Hydraulics Laboratory 

We hope to see you all there,
QuEST

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The Queer Engineers, Scientists, and Technical Professionals group seeks to support the careers of and create community among LGBTQ individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical fields. Come to SIO's beach house by La Jolla Shores and meet other LGBTQ professionals in the San Diego community! Both academic and industry professionals are welcomed at all levels, including professors, staff scientists, post-docs, and graduate students. Allies are highly encouraged to attend. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Please email info@sdquest.us for questions and/or visit www.sdquest.us for additional information. 

*Sponsored by the Society of Fellows (TSRI) and the Graduate Student Association (UCSD)

SD Pride Booth!

posted Aug 15, 2011, 4:13 PM by Greg G

Hello everyone!


We are thrilled to announce that our first ever pride booth was a huge success! We had two main goals over pride weekend: 1) increase our membership, specifically reaching out to people outside of the various academic institutions in La Jolla, and 2) conduct a survey to gain data on LGBT demographics in science vs. non-science fields. Thanks to the hard work of our wonderful volunteers, we were able to sign up close to 100 new members! Some of our new members are a part of national biotech companies or have self-owned businesses and are interested in recruiting for positions. We are currently working on developing a platform that would allow recruiters to meet prospective hires.


To date, funding institutions do not recognize LGBT as an underrepresented group in STEM fields. We are hoping that our small survey will provide compelling evidence to encourage a national poll to determine how well represented LGBT professionals are in STEM fields. Based on the results of such a study, new avenues of funding could be created to encourage young LGBT scientists to pursue their careers. Over pride weekend our volunteers were able to collect roughly 250 surveys! We are currently processing the data and will post our findings on the website.


The QuEST executive committee is currently working on collecting donations from various sources to put on another networking event and to begin outreach programs. If you are interested in getting involved or would like to offer any input, please feel free to contact us!


We would like to send a special thanks to Stanford Pride and to NOGLSTP for co-sponsoring our booth at the San Diego Pride Festival. Thanks also to the Society of Fellows at TSRI and to the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Graduate Student Council for additional funding.


Cheers,

Devin (board member) and the rest of the crew


QuEST Pride Booth



QuEST's Encore Happy Hour Recap

posted Jun 16, 2011, 1:26 PM by Greg G   [ updated Jun 16, 2011, 1:47 PM ]

June 2, 2011
Surfside SIO

Thank you to everyone who came out to our latest event. We had over 50 QuESTers attend even though we were competing with finals. 



Special thanks to our funders:
The Scripps Research Institute Society of Fellows
UCSD Office of Graduate Studies
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Graduate Student Council
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering IDEA Student Center
Stanford Pride Alumni Network
NOGLSTP: National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

Cheers,
Greg (Board member) and the rest of the crew

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